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. originally, president obama's speech tomorrow night was going to be outside. now, that has changeed going inside. craig bosswell live in charlotte tonight. craig, i guess you would agree a little bit of a rent in the dnc plan here. >> reporter: certainly. seems to be starting to get around that, will. and they getting underway here. the delegates buzzing about first lady michelle obama's speech last night. the energy is gearing up to former president bill clinton's speech tonight. you're right, the big news is the change of venue for president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow night. president obama arrived in the tarheel state a day before. the dnc decided to move the address inside the arena because of a possibility of severe thunderstorms. it was planned to be held outdoors at the bank of america stadium. >> it requires adjustments. 75,000 people were going to be there and 25,000 can be here. and i am sure that they have that figured out and they will do an excellent job with it. >> reporter: last week, bad weather forced republicans to change their convention schedule in florida. rnc
national convention officially kicked off. one of tonight's headline speakers, first lady michelle obama. as mrs. obama prepares for her big speech, her husband spent time in virginia today. mrs. obama joins us with all of the details. craig. >> reporter: good evening to you. debbie wasserman schultz on the stage here and called to order here in charlotte and you megged in prime tonight. first lady michelle obama addressing the delegates and that is after keynote address tonight. president obama also had the first lady's speech on his mind. >> whatever i say here today is going to be at best, the distant second from the star of the michelle obama -- obama family, michelle obama. >> reporter: president obama told the crowd in norfolk, virginia, he would try not to get choked up. >> i will be at home and watching it with our girls, and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. [ laughter ] because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: in her speech, mrs. obama is expected to reach out to middle class voters, drawing a contrast between her husban
national convention in north carolina. president obama is getting ready to make his case for re- elect. he will deliver his big acceptance speech on this final night of the convention. and gage bosswell has more. >> reporter: planners continue to reshuffle the schedule of speakers because of the change of venues. two months before the election and presumal nominate the team for a second term. the speech was originally planned to be held outside at the football stadium but moved inside because of possible thunderstorms. >> and i think he's going do a great job. die. and every time he has come out on that stage at the convention, he's been wonderful. i wish it could be before a larger audience, but we understand. >> reporter: ahead of the president's speech, vice president joe biden will take to the stage to deliver his address. and on the final day of the convention, first lady michelle obama and jill continue to meet with voters. >> barrack understands the challenges that women face. i think that is made abundantly clear and we know he will keep fighting every day to ensure all of our daug
gearing up for the kickoff of the democratic national convention. today president obama met with union workers and had harsh words for mitt romney. kent boswell is live tonight with the very latest. craig? >> a look inside the time warner arena in the stage and where the delegates are seated. michelle obama had her walkthrough less than an hour ago. some of the u.s. house women now on the stage at this point. outside democrats are kicking off this convention week with a street festival as president obama works his way to charlotte visiting key battleground states. >> i've got one piece of advice for you about the romney-ryan game plan in ohio, pumped it away. it won't work. >> reporter: the president's marking labor day by meeting with union workers in throw doe, ohio, speaking to the united auto workers and united steel workers. the president strongly criticizing republicans' economic plans. >> their plan says the best way to help workers is roll back workers' rights, to blame teachers and firefighters and police officersand other public servant for economic conditions instead of wha
company. >>> and staying on the campaign trail, a new poll shows president obama is leading mitt romney in four swing states with an average lead of 5 to 7 points in ohio, florida, and virginia. another poll in new hampshire shows the president also with a five point lead. the polls were taken in the days following the democratic national convention last week. >>> mitt romney's campaign is clarifying their definition of middle income. during an interview this morning. mr. romney described it as an income of $200 to $250,000 a year or less. that puts him in an agroament with president obama. he later clarified that remark saying he was referring to a household income, not an individual's. this week the census bureau reported the median income sits at just over $50,000. >>> developing tonight in chicago, the teacher strike could soon be over. negotiators say a tentative deal has been reached. they have a frame work that could end the work just in time for students to go back to class monday. delegates have to vote to end the strike. the teachers walkout kept public students out of the cla
in august. anyone with information, call police. >>> with his convention over, president obama ran smack into the harsh reality of the bleak report of the nation's unemployment outlook. mitt romney pounced on the figures that it's fresh evidence it's time to put someone new in the oval office. tom fitzgerald is following this full day of campaigning. everyone was there today. >> reporter: they sure were. all four candidates, the democratic and republican tickets were out there trying to drum up votes and with them was the new jobs report out by the labor department and good news or bad news, depending on which campaign rally you were listening to. >> reporter: as bruce springstein blaired through the arena, president obama accepted the democratic nomination on thursday and the boss was still blaring on friday. the president made his first post convention appearance to new hampshire talking about jobs. >> we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> reporter: the august jobs report found unemployment fell from 8.3 to 8.1%, but critics tag the numbers disappointing
, president obama will win. the coincidence has held true in 17 of the last 18 president pall elections. the only time it did -- presidential elections. the only time it did not was back in 2004. >>> speaking of the race for the white house, with the conventions over it is game on as mitt romney and president obama try to convince voters they have the right plan to turn our economy around. new numbers are out showing who is ahead now in the polls and in the race for campaign cash. got to have lots of that. fox's jennifer davis has a closer look at the race. >> reporter: at the u.s. capitol they've already started prepping for the inauguration building platforms, bleachers and a stage. even the voters have yet to decide who will address the nation from here. the latest gallup poll gives president obama a five-point edge nationwide but a new poll from north carolina shows virtually no bounce even after the democratic national convention was held there. >> we have always believed that this will be a very close race and that continues to be the president's belief. >> reporter: with less t
, president obama said the militants involved in the consulate attack that killed ambassador stevens would be brought to justice. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all of those what would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpinnished, it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world, no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> reporter: of the four americans killed in the attack in benghazi, three have been identified. family members say glenn doughtery, a former navy seal was working for a private security company was killed trying to protect the ambassador and other u.s. personnel. he was 42 years old. experts on libya think the attack came at the hands of an anti-american group intent on driving westerners out of the country. >> it looks like this was a pre- planned attack that was opportunistic from a jihad outfit that is anti-american and they took advantage of a demonstration outside of the consulate that was protesting the movie that slandered the prophet mohammed. >> reporter: officials in cairo
. president obama, along with first lady michelle obama bowing their heads in prayer mourning all those who perished. many of those, relatives of the victims. just as in years past they read their loved ones' names aloud. >> i wish you could see how big dunn and phillip are now. that my uncle martin michael worely, we miss you. >> it was a day like this one, a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. >> reporter: and in pennsylvania, vice president joe biden laying a wreath to those who died. the worst terror attack in u.s. history on the minds of all, general john allen taking the time to reconfirm our commitment. >> 11 years from that day there should be no doubt that our dedication to this commitment remains strong and unshaken. >> reporter: a metal beam from the original towers, the base of a 9/11 monument in jerusalem, joined there by relatives of israeli victims who urged the entire world to never forget. >> let all the souls of the thousands of victims whose names are marked on this memorial in jerusalem be r
obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in virginia today. in springfield governor romney criticized the defense on defense cuts. today he talked about specific alternatives. >> yeah, julie carey joins us to tell us about that. >> for many virginians with military ties, the president is also their commander in chief. governor mitt romney and president barack obama tried to make the case they would best look out for the interests of veterans and those on active duty. in an american legion hag not far from the pentagon, mitt romney directed a war of words at president obama. faulting him for the budget deal on capitol hill that will lead to deep defense cuts. and could cost virginia up to 200,000 defense jobs. >> when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> reporter: but even some romney supporters have urged him to provide more specifics about how he'll cut trillions and keep defense spending intact. he starts by scaling back health care reform. >> there are other programs that some people like, i even like that we're
that in just a mist. >> thank you, doug. >>> from one battleground state to another, president obama is back from florida, and now campaigning in virginia. he took another swipe at mitt romney secretly taped comments. as julie carey shows us, some of romney's supporters had a response to that in woodbridge. >> reporter: from the stage on the potomac national's infield, president barack obama started his rally with a hat tip to the current baseball club. >> i want to congratulate the washington nationals for bringing play-off baseball to d.c. >> reporter: but the president quickly turned his attention to his republican opponent, ridiculing the secretly recorded comments mitt romney made at a fund-raiser in which he told donors that 47% of americans were dependent on government, some saw themselves as victims and back the president. >> i don't believe we could get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. i don't see a lot of victims in the crowd today. i see hard working virginians. >> reporter: some obama supporters also seized on romney's remarks. this famil
, the latest on the war of words over remarks made by mitt romney and president obama. today paul ryan campaigned in danville, virginia, saying that the republican ticket is focused on reducing any dependence on government. the comment's part of an effort to refocus some of romney's remarks that were secretly recorded in may and released this week. ryan also hit back with an audiotape released yesterday from 1998. when barack obama was an illinois state senator. mr. obama made remarks that indicated he was in favor of at least some redistribution of wealth. >> president obama said that he believes in redistribution. mitt romney and i are not running to redistribute the wealth. mitt romney and i are running to help americans create wealth. >> they were so desperate to change the subject, from their candidate writing off half of the american people, that they dug up a 14-year-old video that -- in which then senator obama talks about the radical notion that we can make government more effective to promote opportunity. >> president obama's campaign secretary made those remarks today on and
these acts. >> reporter: at the white eshou president obama vowed those responsible for killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other employees will be tracked down.wn >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.pe >> reporter: at the state department, the president met with staffers to express condolences. the second of state made a -- secretary of state made a point to separate the attackers from the libyan government.ve >> the friend ship from the countries -- between the countries will not be a contact subtle. >> reporter: stevens died during a grenade and nsgunfire attack while trying to evacuate the u.s. consulate. >> unfortunately, we had a regime, they only use -- agains the people. >> reporter: earlier, governor e mitt arromney's statementsst chastising the president's haunting of the region did, handling the region, calm the assassination of a u.s. official off limits for campaign attacks. >> this attack on american individuals and embassies is outrageous, disgusting. di >> reporter: the stat
for president obama. >> i think this election is critical for the direction of our country. and i'm a president obama supporter. i want my vote to count and make sure that it's here, and i'm a nurse, and don't know my schedule yet. >> reporter: this man will be poll watching on election today, moved to fairfax county two years ago and said it's swing state status that was the motivation. >> it was a battleground state. it's a very important election i think. that's why i wanted to be sure i got here. >> reporter: in-person voting is under way, election officials have also sent out their first big batch of requests for mail-in or e-mail absentee ballots. the requests so far are slightly below the historic levels of 2008. but because the process is starting earlier, most expect to eventually come close to or match 2008 in absentee voting. >> i expect us to increase a little bit. we did just shy of 30,000 absentee voters in 2008. with -- and i expect we'll do just above that this year. >> reporter: fairfax county's registrar said absentee voting is growing in large part because campaigns are urgin
obama, everyone has something to say about this. chris gordon joins us from fed ex field with reaction from out there. hey, chris. >> hey, wendy. good evening. the nfl lockout of regular referees is a labor dispute over pay and pensions. in the meantime, it's using those replacement referees who have varying degrees of experience. and redskin fans have had reason to complain over the loss in st. louis, and recently the loss to cincinnati here at fedex field just a few day ago. redskins fans complained about the replacement referees sunday after the loss to the bengals. some say the refs wrongly assessed penalties and mismanaged the clock. >> the refs and the end of the game, a little disappointing. but still redskins fans for life. >> i think the refs played a big part in this. i think all of them need to lose their jobs. get a new one. >> reporter: former coach and nbc football commentator tony dungy, in washington yesterday was asked about the growing list of complaints about replacement referees. >> i think the players and coaches and probably fans too have to forget about the bad c
out today shows president obama with a clear lead. the poll of more than 800 likely voters finds the president with an eight-point lead over mitt romney. the president is holding the campaign rally at the stadium in wood bridge. it is free but advance tickets are required. ticket pick-up began this morning at the stadium and at the president's campaign offices in wood bridge and manassas. a steady stream of people showed up for their chance to see the president on friday. >>> and tim kaine and george allen will be facing off live on nbc 4. that debate co-sponsored by the fairfax chamber of commerce gets underway at noon in mclean. julie carey and aaron gilchrist are the panelists. >>> when we come back, a prominent d.c. abolitionist has a place in the u.s. capitol. >> reporter: i'm tom sherwood. this big statue of frederick douglass. >>> and >>> a statue of famed abolitionist frederick douglass is finally going to get a home in the halls of congress. >> it will join statues from the nation's 50 states. as tom sherwood reports, the honor for the civil war leader has been a long ti
now the countdown is on to election day. president obama and mitt romney are fighting for votes in the battleground state of florida. >>> the senate race in virginia in the national spotlight tonight. the candidates went head-to-head right here on nbc 4. >>> we begin with decision 2012 team coverage. in the presidential race the focus is on florida today. but we begin with the battleground state of virginia. the senate race here could shift the bala
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